Pain in the Achilles tendon due to overuse is most common in walkers, runners and other athletes. Sports like basketball that involve jumping put a large amount of stress on the Achilles tendon. Although it can withstand great stresses, the Achilles tendon is prone to inflammation with a sudden increase in the amount or intensity of exercise activity. Tight calf muscles can put extra stress on the Achilles tendon.
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